16 Dec 2018

Graeme Isaako: on a magic carpet from Panmure to Aladdin

From Sunday Morning, 11:30 am on 16 December 2018

Kiwi actor, dancer and singer Graeme Isaako has been the understudy in the Australian production of Disney’s Aladdin the Musical for some time. But for the New Zealand production opening in January he takes the lead as Aladdin. Isaako grew up in Panmure, Auckland, although the Maori/Samoan performer has spent the past 21 years in Australia. He first found fame there as an 11-year-old contestant in So You Think You Can Dance, which kicked off his career. He has also played Simba in The Lion King and talks about what a dream role it is to perform Aladdin back home.